The ideal optical fibre network built to provide a regional service

  • Carriers, telecommunications service providers and mobile operators.
  • 66 dark-fibre and carrier-bandwidth regenerator stations
  • Strategic network PoPs
  • Additional interconnect opportunities at National Grid Telecom’s own communications sites
  • 2,350km optical fibre extending from the East Midlands down to the South West Peninsula in the UK
  • 70,000 km of quality ITU-T G652 fibre
  • 66 PoPs, multiple core rings and several national-interconnects, together with landing-station access rings
  • Short and long term or IRUs over the cable routes
  • Mostly independent of other network operations
  • Strategic PoPs and site locations where there are effective regeneration facilities, breakout and interconnection opportunities
  • The majority of National Grid Telecoms network is deployed over our own core and local access fibre cables
  • The network offers ring topology, resilience and carrier class solutions.
  • Core delivery over National Grid Telecom’s own dedicated fibre network in England and Wales.
  • Quality ITU-T G652 optical fibre between existing National Grid Telecoms nodes within the South West and South Wales (subject to availability)
  • Many serviced existing and co-located carrier points of presence, regional ISP, Data Centre and Cable landing station connectivity
  • Management of the necessary services to provide a complete “turnkey” end to end solution

Service Level Agreement

Connection Type Desktop Quote Time from Enquiry Survey Quote Time from Enquiry RFS Time from Order Availability Standard Availability Protected Fault Response Target Fix Time
  Working days Working days Working days % pa % pa Hours Hours
Dark Fibre Lease - Underground 5 working days with exemptions applied 8 30-45     4 12
Dark Fibre Lease - Overhead 5 working days with exemptions applied 8 30-45     4 18

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